Information for Instructors

Course outlines

Effective fall 2009, a course outline must be distributed to all students in an undergraduate course, either electronically or hard copy, by the end of the first week of classes. Course outline requirements are linked to the Secretariat site.

As of Spring 2018, all course syllabi must include the following text about Turnitin:

Turnitin.com: Text matching software (Turnitin®) may be used to screen assignments in this course. Turnitin® is used to verify that all materials and sources in assignments are documented. Students’ submissions are stored on a U.S. server, therefore students must be given an alternative (e.g., scaffolded assignment or annotated bibliography), if they are concerned about their privacy and/or security. Students will be given due notice, in the first week of the term and/or at the time assignment details are provided, about arrangements and alternatives for the use of Turnitin® in this course.

It is the responsibility of the student to notify the instructor if they, in the first week of term or at the time assignment details are provided, wish to submit the alternate assignment.

Undergraduate Degree Level Expectations

Graduate Degree Level Expectations

Other helpful links

Links in this section are to resources and guidelines of particular interest to instructors at the University of Waterloo.

Guidelines for:

Service interruptions in the online learning environment - guidelines for instructors